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    Ludum Dare 27

    August 23rd-26th 2013 :: Theme: 10 Seconds

    Ludum Dare 27 — August 23rd-26th, 2013
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    Chronodrive - epaik - Jam Entry

    You're a space pirate who's recently acquired a brand
    spanking new Chronodrive!

    Although this particular model only has a fuel capacity
    of 10 seconds, it's more than powerful enough for you
    to escape the space system you 'borrowed' it from.

    Good luck!

    Best played in Google Chrome
    Made by kyle and eugene.

    Disclaimer: This game is really hard. If you get
    frustrated easily or don't like challenging games, this
    may not be for you. If you do enjoy a challenge however...

    New video retrospective:

    View epaik's journal. | View all entries by epaik




    SSJMetroid says ...
    Aug 27, 2013 @ 2:53am

    I am not good enough to play this game, I'm worse than casual scum.

    pvwradtke says ...
    Aug 27, 2013 @ 3:11am

    Mand, and I was thinking I came up with a pretty good idea for a shumup. How wrong i was, this is definitely one of the most interesting shmups I've played in a long time. Quite difficult at first, but once you get the hang of it, man, it's really fun!

    bushmango says ...
    Aug 27, 2013 @ 5:04am

    Wow I really liked that, neato! And I beat casual on my last life left...

    Neo-Blue says ...
    Aug 27, 2013 @ 5:08am

    This is a really cool take on the theme. The controls were a bit awkward for me at first, but when you start getting used to them you can do some interesting stuff.

    Nick Weihs says ...
    Aug 27, 2013 @ 5:09am

    This is fun, pretty interesting mechanics.

    awesomesauce says ...
    Aug 27, 2013 @ 5:12am

    Awesome! By far the coolest game mechanics I've seen this LD.

    eskivor says ...
    Aug 27, 2013 @ 5:47am

    is there a loop for the music ?

    Liz England says ...
    Aug 27, 2013 @ 5:52am

    "Disclaimer: This game is really hard." Yes, yes it is. I love the mechanics though - hard to find interesting new ideas in a shoot 'em up these days!

    Aug 27, 2013 @ 5:55am

    Wow, impressive stuff! I don't think I've played a shmup where you don't have a gun before. I like how the abilities complement each other: grabbing a bullet with Z and then using S to teleport forward and slam it into the boss was satisfying. Nice NES chiptune too (or at least it sounds like an NES). This is probably the best in terms of gameplay that I've played so far. BTW the music cut out for me when I got to the boss and it didn't come back when I started over from the beginning, but it's no big deal.

    epaik says ...
    Aug 27, 2013 @ 5:56am

    thanks for the comments!
    @eskivor: yes, the music is a loop we threw together in the last minutes.

    BloodJohn says ...
    Aug 27, 2013 @ 5:57am

    pretty interesting mechanic.
    nice music, graphics & control style.
    thx 4 intro - we really need it 4 understand.

    Anachron says ...
    Aug 27, 2013 @ 5:57am

    Oh yeah! Quit hitting yourselves. Why do you keep hitting yourselves? Great hook.

    nicotuason says ...
    Aug 27, 2013 @ 10:11am

    My first thought was "this is going to be too complicated", but It turned out really fun! Each ability creates unique gameplay. The fun is in figuring out which ability to use for the current situation.

    Aug 27, 2013 @ 4:25pm

    Nice this is awesome! I love the idea. Took a little while to figure out the controls but I thought it was really fun!

    Unept says ...
    Aug 28, 2013 @ 2:13am

    Pretty cool idea. I would have played it more but it kept lagging on my; could have been my browser or something. Well done!

    Tainted_Code says ...
    Aug 28, 2013 @ 2:34am

    First shmup I've seen for LD and I loved it! Good job!

    LegacyCrono says ...
    Aug 28, 2013 @ 2:38am

    I guess this is what happens when you mix Zero Wing, Braid and Dark Souls. This is AWESOME! I loved it, well done!

    Aug 28, 2013 @ 10:54am

    Spent a bunch of time playing this, I thought it was great! The 10 seconds theme really made the gameplay interesting on this, and I had a lot of fun :)

    01010111 says ...
    Aug 28, 2013 @ 2:52pm

    Really cool idea, well executed. I'd like to see something like this polished up really tight - great job!

    kbm0 says ...
    Aug 28, 2013 @ 2:53pm

    Very cool idea, brilliant in fact! But the game was very frustrating for me and I died way too often :( Great job, though!

    BradleySmith says ...
    Aug 28, 2013 @ 2:54pm

    Interesting gameplay mechanic. :)

    VoidChronos says ...
    Aug 28, 2013 @ 8:30pm

    Nice experience, but too hard for me

    Aug 29, 2013 @ 1:49am

    Very original mechanics! Very cool!

    Aug 29, 2013 @ 1:58am

    Whew, finally beat it on casual. The game mechanics and level of challenge is just classic!

    Crazi456 says ...
    Aug 29, 2013 @ 6:46am

    Lots of interesting mechanics put together. Very solid gameplay, good stuff!

    bitserum says ...
    Aug 29, 2013 @ 12:22pm

    I like the mechanics very much. Game is hard even at casual stage. Still fun to play with time.

    gre says ...
    Aug 29, 2013 @ 8:22pm

    Nice job for this good game.
    One feedback: I found the control a bit hard to use at the first time, I think you should consider introducing the different game mecanisms one by one when playing the game.

    epaik says ...
    Aug 29, 2013 @ 8:42pm

    Thanks! We actually did originally plan on introducing the game mechanics one by one. We had three bosses planned, and each one would introduce a new mechanic. Unfortunately, we had to cut down our scope in order to finish in time.

    ratalaika says ...
    Aug 30, 2013 @ 4:40pm

    good job

    Impmaster says ...
    Aug 31, 2013 @ 1:16am

    I found that it was a leeetle bit too hard to learn the controls AND dodge at the same time.

    Solifuge says ...
    Aug 31, 2013 @ 6:05am

    Incredibly crisp graphics and sounds, game mechanics I have never seen anything like, and incredibly challenging gameplay. Sell this thing on Steam. I'd pay a not insignificant amount of money to play this.

    Sep 2, 2013 @ 6:20am

    Solid puzzler! Love the smoothness of the menu. Music fits quite well too!

    Sep 2, 2013 @ 2:03pm

    Excellent mechanics for a shooter. It is indeed very hard, but the ideas inside are so great that I couldn't stop playing. Incredible! And I loved the retro style, too!

    Misfit says ...
    Sep 2, 2013 @ 2:18pm

    Wow! This is very polished. Great audio!

    RARoadkill says ...
    Sep 2, 2013 @ 4:06pm

    Lots of fun, loved the gameplay

    hbocao says ...
    Sep 5, 2013 @ 2:38am

    Great entry! Nice take on the theme and I loved the music. Too bad I suck at shumups, because I was having plenty of fun.

    Sep 5, 2013 @ 7:00pm

    Nice entry, love the different ways you can control things and the audio. I featured it in my LD27 compilation video series, if you would like to check it out, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DZbxb_2pbIE

    Antidote says ...
    Sep 7, 2013 @ 9:06pm

    Recorded a video with my first impressions :) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0JbQsnjNPF4

    motty says ...
    Sep 11, 2013 @ 2:53am

    Brilliant. Just brilliant. A shmup without a gun. Superb. Really really good. Going to stop gushing now and go play it again.

    Urfoex says ...
    Sep 15, 2013 @ 8:33am

    Nice one.

    MrBlade says ...
    Sep 16, 2013 @ 10:06pm

    Nice work. Cool concept, solid take on the theme. Nice sounds. 8/10.

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